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House to Debate Dove Hunting Today

By |2011-03-23T10:39:57-05:00March 23rd, 2011|Categories: 2011 Session Information, Environment, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

The Iowa House will consider today legislation that will allow the Iowa Natural Resources Commission to set a mourning dove hunting season. From Radio Iowa: Dove hunting update March 23, 2011 by O.Kay Henderson · Leave a Comment The Iowa Senate yesterday took about four minutes to pass a bill that would allow dove hunting in [...]

New Funding Available for Iowa Biofuels Initiative

By |2010-10-22T09:20:32-05:00October 22nd, 2010|Categories: Environment, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

The Iowa Office of Energy Independence (OEI) announced that $250,000 was given to Iowa from the  State Energy Program and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Grant to make it easier for all Iowans to access biofuels and use more homegrown Iowa fuels throughout the state. This funding will help consumers have more choices at the pump, [...]

Iowa Wind Energy Development, Creates 600 Jobs

By |2010-10-04T09:15:11-05:00October 4th, 2010|Categories: Environment, Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News, Uncategorized|

A report prepared by the Upper Midwest Transmission Development Initiative (UMTDI) that identified six renewable energy transmission corridors connecting more than 15,000 megawatts of wind development in the region. If fully developed, the lines within these corridors will help realize the full economic potential of the region’s wind and other clean energy resources. Of the six corridors, [...]

Wenthe & Thomas Participate in New Campground Opening

By |2010-09-20T11:40:31-05:00September 20th, 2010|Categories: Environment, Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , |

State Representatives Roger Thomas of Elkader and Andrew Wenthe of Hawkeye joined Senators Brian Schoenjahn of Arlington and Bill Heckroth of Waverly at the Volga River State Recreation Area to participate in the new campground opening ribbon cutting ceremony. The new campground at the north end of the Volga River was funded by a $1.5 million [...]

‘Iowans Helping Iowans’ Program Offered State’s Flood Victims

By |2010-08-23T15:14:46-05:00August 23rd, 2010|Categories: Environment, Featured, Rebuild Iowa, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

A new “Iowans Helping Iowans” flood assistance program was rolled out today. The program is meant to help families and businesses get back on their feet after this summer’s floods. Up to $7.5 million will be provided for homeowner assistance, up to $7.5 million for business assistance, and up to $5 million for unmet needs totaling [...]

State Energy Program Announces Additional $2 Million in Funding

By |2010-07-23T11:54:54-05:00July 23rd, 2010|Categories: Environment, Featured|

The Office of Energy Independence has increased the total amounts available for State Energy Grants from $ million to $6 million due to high demand for projects in the public and non-profit sectors. The Office is currently seeking proposals under the State Energy Program (SEP), the Building Energy Smart (BE$T) program and the American Recovery and [...]

Business Growth Grants Awarded to Iowa Communities

By |2010-07-16T13:37:34-05:00July 16th, 2010|Categories: Environment, Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , , , |

The Iowa Department of Economic Development awarded five Iowa companies, located in Coralville, Fort Madison, Iowa City, LeClaire and Sioux City, a Grow Iowa Values Financial Assistance Program grant. The grants were awarded to support increased production and business growth in Iowa. Fort Madison Siemens Energy, Inc., in Fort Madison recieved $180,000 to support the extension [...]

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